Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Fresh From 1976 - Richard Linklater's Dazed And Confused

An awesome film I recently rediscovered and figured I should probably mention as a film that is worth the watch is the film Dazed and Confused (1993) by director Richard Linklater.

Linklater is quite an interesting director, some of his works include Before Sunset (2004) and Before Sunrise (1995) as Well as the crime drama, A Scanner Darkly (2006). Linklater's Filmography varies considerably. whereas The Before Sunrise and Before Sunset sequel is more idealistic and romantic, Dazed and Confused is the more rebellious film which obviously displays Linklater's journey into the youth culture of a bygone era. Linklater jumps to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts and pot smoking American youth. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting.

This film inspires an experimental and intensely non-serious look at films, yet it does not fail to entertain and is definitely not done in bad style (whatever that is).

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